The City of Locust Grove provides Sanitation Service via contract service with a private waste collection company (currently Advanced Disposal) that is required service for all Locust Grove Residents. We also use our Public Works employees for some collection with either missed service when our contracted collection can't make it or in special instances where code enforcement is involved (where customer or property owner may be billed for service).
In addition, the City Public Works Department offers Chipping and Leaf/Limb pickup throughout the year at no charge for the first initial 15 minutes of time.
Curbside trash pick up is provided once weekly for residential dwellings and twice weekly for businesses. Advanced Disposal will only empty one (1) 95-gallon cart that was provide by their company unless your household or business is paying for multiple carts. Therefore, Advanced Disposal will not be emptying personal cans or disposing of any other household garbage that is not placed inside the Advanced Disposal cart. If you would like to purchase additional cart service, please contact City Hall at (770) 957-5043.
Bulk items (other items not covered in the Bulk Pickup list below), rubbish, and appliances (EXCEPT refrigerators) must be brought to the Rubbish Collection Station at the Public Works Facility located at 100 Mose Brown Drive Wednesdays and Saturdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
There is a fee for non-recyclable items at $20 per car/truckload for city residents.
The recyclable items listed below may be disposed of at the Public Works Facility located at 100 Mose Brown Dr. Wednesday and Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM of each week.
There is no charge for recycling.
The following items are accepted at the Recycling Center:
- Plastics (No. 1 thru 7)
- Newspaper/paper/magazines/shredded paper (in bags), and cardboard
- NO GLASS
Pick up of yard trash including large organic items such as tree limbs must be coordinated in advance by calling City Hall. All yard trash must be bagged or placed in some form of container. On the designated disposal day, residents are responsible for moving the items to curbside and ensuring that items are in small enough pieces (up to 8 inches in diameter) to be placed into a chipper. This service is free for jobs taking less than 15 minutes.
Residents will be charged for larger disposal jobs. Please inquire with the Department of Public Works if you desire an estimate in advance. NOTE: As of June 23, 2010,
Bulk Pickup is limited to two items.
To be sure for collection, please place out at the curb the day prior to the pickup, as they often start early the day of the pickup. Please call 770-957-5043 to arrange bulk pickup.
Note that items NOT PERMITTED include:
- Auto/Truck Tires, Auto/Truck Parts
- Batteries of any kind
- Paint (including empty paint cans)
- Yard Trimmings
- Household Trash (food, beverages and the like normally generated in a household)
- Any type of Construction Debris (lumber, drywall, shingles, etc.).
Also, please be mindful of others when placing items out so that all can benefit from the pickup. Excessive amounts of bulk items placed at a single residence may not be fully serviced to be fair and equitable to all citizens. NOTE: if items are stacked in a manner that are beyond the weight limit for a person from the disposal company to lift, then items will be left. This weight limit is generally between 50 pounds and is based on the total amount of the container holding the debris/trash.